I decided to join the "Climb Out of Darkness" campaign because I experienced the struggle of anxiety and depression after giving birth. Not terrifically surprising considering, 1 in 7 mothers will have a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder.
This is a personal and important cause to me. I will be doing a 5k on May 31st in Palos Verdes which is a benefit for the "Climb Out of the Darkness" campaign. I hope to raise awareness for other mothers and some financial support for a charitable organization that I believe is helping called PostPartum Progress. Any donation is appreciated and of course Tax Deductable!
Thank You Very Much for Your Support!
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness™ is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery. Funds raised support the 501c3 organization Postpartum Progress (http://postpartumprogress.org) We can’t wait for Climb Out of the Darkness 2015, to be held Saturday, June 20th. Mark your calendars!